Shimla today became first city in Himachal Pradesh to develop City Sanitation Plan that was approved by the State Government along with adoption of Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Technology in some areas of Shimla town.
Himachal’s Social Justice and Empowerment minister Dhani Ram Shandil said this while speaking at the review meeting of various departments regarding development and implementation of cleanliness and sanitation program in urban and rural areas of the state.
“1011 panchayats of the State had been declared as Nirmal Panchayats besides Ghumarwin Block in district Bilaspur was adjudged as Nirmal Block,” Shandil said.
Shandil further said that a project at a cost of Rs 165.68 crore has been submitted to Government of India (GoI) for construction of toilets and solid and liquid waste management in rural areas. “For constructing toilets in rural areas, Rs 5100 for households, Rs 38500 for schools, Rs 10,000 for Anganwaris centres and Rs 2 lakh for constructing community toilets were being provided under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Programme,” he said.
He directed the officers to accomplish schemes on priority basis before initiating work on new projects and schemes and also to ensure proper utilization of funds for timely completion of the developmental projects.